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Windows port of contig assembly program

James Bonfield jkb at arran.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Mon Sep 4 08:22:40 EST 2000

In <8oq19i$41d$1 at mirv.comms.unsw.edu.au> "Neil Saunders" <neil.saunders at unsw.edu.au> writes:
> While this topic is active, is it possible to compile any of the Staden
> source code to work on a PC?  Or would the UNIX package run on a PC with a
> UNIX emulator, like CygWin?  Just curious,

The Staden Package only has one source tree, so the Windows source is infact
identical to the Unix source (apart from the occasional #ifdef). Now while
this means it's possible to obtain the academic version (for free) and ask for
the source (for free), I'm not sure if we legally allow you to then build your
own Windows version for free. I'm not a lawyer, and I don't like getting
involved in the legal side of things much. It's also not as easy as it sounds
anyway, given the difficulty of acheiving even the most mundanely trivial task
on Windoze (and the fact that we don't supply the windows "make" setup with
the source tree).

Anyway, the package does run just fine on Linux, so that counts as "work on a

Cygwin is a good source of a windows development system, but it won't allow
the linux binaries to run on Windose (as far as I know).

It's also possible to use X windows emulators such as eXceed to run the
package. That way you can freely use the program when in Windows mode, just as
long as you've got a Unix machine to act as the server.

James Bonfield (jkb at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk)   Tel: 01223 402499   Fax: 01223 213556
Medical Research Council - Laboratory of Molecular Biology,
Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QH, England.
Also see Staden Package WWW site at http://www.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/pubseq/

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